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5 Questions with Tom

"Tom Virgadamo, who grew up in Cold Spring and lives in Beacon, teaches math at Haldane Middle School. He and his family have raised more than $24,000 on Instagram for businesses in the Highlands in response to the COVID-19 shutdown."

 

Tri-State Sunflower Finale soars to raise over $42,500 combined in 3 states for small businesses and first responders. Bringing the total raised for small businesses in the tri-state area to $50k+ since our inception.

#GiveBack2020 by state earnings as of May 8th, 2020

CT: $16,000+

NJ: $11,500+

NY: $15,000

NY has done 3 different rounds of the small business giveback since late March and has combined to raise $24,300 in total! Amazing Job, Tom Virgadamo and the Hudson Valley, New York.

 

#giveback2020 featured on News 12 NJ!

Thursday and Friday, May 7th and 8th
LAST CHANCE TODAY TO BUY ENTRIES INTO DRAWINGS TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES! LIVE TONIGHT AT 7:45PM

Thank you to Kurt Sieglin and News 12 NJ for featuring the Tri-State Sunflower Challenge to raise money for local small businesses! The word of our initiative spread all the way to them! We are truly blessed to have the support of everyone.

 

#GiveBack2020 Small Business Support for Middlesex and Central NJ Montage Tri-State Sunflower Finale

Thank you to our community and our Central NJ small businesses! 

Share and repost this video via Youtube, Facebook and Instagram

Youtube video click here

Facebook "Bill Lester"

and Instagram @billy_lester2

Give these small businesses support NOW that they have always given us over the years!!!

buy sunflower entries to all of our drawings where all the benefits go to small businesses...click here for details

$30 for 1 , Buy 2 get 1 Free!

NJ Venmo @billy-lester

 

NJ REACHES THE $9,000 AND COUNTING MARK AND IS 1K FROM THEIR 10K GOAL! THANK YOU SMALL BUSINESSES FOR ALWAYS SUPPORTING US. NOW ITS TIME WE SUPPORT YOU.

 KEEP IT GOING NJ, BUY SUNFLOWERS, DONATE GIFT CARDS AND SPREAD THAT WORD. 

as of 5-7-20 PM

NJ HAS ALSO RECEIVED $2,900 WORTH OF GIFT CARDS PURCHASED FROM SMALL BUSINESSES TO BE OUR PRIZES IN THE DRAWINGS...AND WE ARE STILL RECEIVING DONATIONS...AMAZING THE SUPPORT OF LOCAL BUSINESSES BY JUST BUYING GC'S FROM THEM! AS OF 5-7-20 PM

CT HAS HIT THE $15,000+ MARK RAISED ALL FOR SMALL BUSINESSES SO FAR AND THEY STILL GOT MORE IN THEM!

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NY HAS RAISED $12,000+ AS OF 

5-7-20 PM ALL FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND FIRST RESPONDERS!

NY'S $$$ TOTALS ARE STILL CLIMBING!

MIKE THE "THE WOLF'S" MARATHON FOR SMALL BUSINESSES THROUGH THE TOWNS OF NY WAS A HUGE SUCCESS.

MIKE THE WOLF DID 26 MILES BUT TOM VIRG SAYS THERE'S "NO TRAFFIC IN THE EXTRA MILE!" HE'S PUTTING IN THAT EXTRA!

AND THEY'RE GONNA KEEP ON ROLLING!


GOOD LUCK TO "THE WOLF" MICHAEL LENTINI AND HIS MARATHON RUN TODAY , Tues, 4-28, HIGHLIGHTING NY SMALL BUSINESSES!!! FOLLOW HIM ON INSTAGRAM @TEDDYBEARTOMMY17

@brother_wolf84

LIVE TONIGHT- MONDAY 4-27-20 @7:45PM FOR OUR TRI-STATE Q&A

tune in on IG:

@tommy7_tsm

@teddybeartommy17

@billy_lester2

or on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/billy.lester2

https://www.facebook.com/maxsonmain.softball.7


Welcome to #GiveBack2020

Our Tri-State CT, NJ, NY #GiveBack2020 is a fundraising initiative to help out small businesses, first responders and essential workers during this time of need.

OUR CURRENT FUNDRAISER:

The Tri-State Sunflower Finale

DRAWINGS MAY 3RD, MAY 5TH AND....

MAY 8TH THE FINALE- $500 SMALL BUSINESS DRAWINGS---WE ARE DRAWING AS MANY $500 winners as we have fundraised left to give away!!! Each winner chooses the small business that they would like to donate the $500 winning to

#GiveBack2020

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON "THE TRI-STATE SUNFLOWER FINALE" DRAWINGS

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE A FIRST RESPONDER IN NEED FOR US TO DONATE TO

As always, 100% of Proceeds go to small businesses, first responders, and essential workers in need.

We help raise funds through various programs and initiatives, and we’d love for you to get involved with #GiveBack2020.


We depend on your support in order to improve lives and make the world a better place. Join us today to learn all about volunteering and donating options.

Contact Tom Virgadamo  tvirg2001@yahoo.com

Contact Bill Lester  billylester2@yahoo.com

Contact Tommy S Malinoski cpaintworks@aol.com

 
 

Video Release Saturday, May 2nd!!!
NJ's #giveback2020 Small Business  Video Challenge in progress highlighting the stars of our community- the businesses

FOLLOW BILL LESTER ON FACEBOOK 

@BILLY_LESTER2 ON IG FOR THE VIDEO AND SHARE IT COME MAY 2ND.


Central NJ is almost done working hard on a montage video like this one highlighting the local businesses in Middlesex and neighboring towns that have always given back to all of our local organizations.  We have visited over 30 businesses and they have a message for all of you during these tough tough times.

The video will release Saturday, May 2nd.


looking to highlight local small businesses and make them the STARS of our next video just like this one.


Send billylester2@yahoo.com an email with businesses that you frequent or you know of.  Our list is growing!

Tonight, Weds 4-29 is the last night to submit businesses to be in the video, as we are going door to door to those businesses on Thursday and Friday to video.  We are aiming to release the Video on Sat., May 2nd.

 
 
 

To date, April 20th, 2020, your donations have raised over $10,000 for small business, first responders and essential workers.

The "Tri-State Sunflower Finale",

final drawing held on May 8th, looks to surpass our previous goals. 

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

CONTACT TOM (NY), TOMMY (CT), OR BILL (NJ) TO GET INVOLVED

All Drawings will be held live on Instagram and Facebook from May 3rd to May 8th.

Links coming soon

 

How Can You Help?

It’s Easy to Join Us

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Buy and Shop Local or

Thank an Essential Worker

Click for ways to help FOR FREE!

"Kindness is making someone smile only if for a moment."

 

Our Beginning

Founder, Tom Virgadamo of Beacon, NY and his family, began this #GiveBack2020 in March of 2020.  They wanted to find a way that they could help support people in need during these tough times. With the help of his wife and children, they created a raffle selling 100 boxes for a $30 donation.  All proceeds were given to a small business that the winners selected chose. There were 6 winners selected and a total of $3,000 donated to small businesses in the Beacon, NY area.

 
 

To date, April 20th, 2020, your donations have raised over $10,000 for small business, first responders and essential workers.

The "Tri-State Sunflower Finale", big drawing held on May 8th, and multiple drawings leading up to it looks to surpass our previous goals. 

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

All Drawings will be held live on Instagram and Facebook.

Links coming soon

Click for more info

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WE NEED YOU:
Please Nominate here a first responder you are close to or know that is in need

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